View Full Version : Spider-Man Newspaper Strips Vol 1

L Jamal
02-03-2010, 01:04 AM
This hardcover collects the Spidey newspaper strip from 77-79 written by Stand with art by John Romita. ($39.99)

I was excited about the chance to read these strips.
I should have known something was amiss with the strips being collected in a standard sized HC. the designer of this book should be fired. The strips are presented 3 to a page and turned 90 degrees so the binding is at the top rather than the left side. This wouldn't be too bad, but then the strips have 2 inches of empty space on both side. Each 10.5" page has 4" (38%) of the page with nothing but Spider webs. It's a horrible waste of space. So much so they could have made this book square to save on paper costs.

With IDW and Fantagraphics putting out such great reprint projects, I'm amazed at Marvel's failure with this project. I'm sure they only sell the copies they have because the book is shrink wrapped.

02-03-2010, 02:10 AM

Just look at what DC did to the Spirit reprints. :(

L Jamal
02-03-2010, 11:46 AM
Never saw the Spirit reprints from DC

02-03-2010, 11:54 AM
The strips are so small on each page you need a magnifying glass to read the art. :man: